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Meeting Notes - November 17, 2011

New IPI Meeting Note: Elections and Stability in West Africa

This meeting note summarizes the discussions at a conference organized by the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) in Praia, Cape Verde on May 18-20, 2011. The conference addressed the need for a sustained effort to strengthen electoral processes in West Africa as a means to consolidate peace and democracy in the region.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - August 15, 2011

African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI

The fourth annual African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI brought six African scholars to New York for a month-long (July 1-28) familiarization with the United Nations and the related think tank community.

 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010

The Shifting of Political Positions in Africa

Africa's leaders gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala on July 25th for the African Union bi-annual summit. This was the 15th meeting since the continental body was founded eight years ago. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 29, 2010

Operationalizing the African Standby Force

In Kigali, Rwanda last year, the International Peace Institute, the African Union , and the United Nations convened a high-level African civilian and military leaders’ retreat to discuss the challenges surrounding the operationalization of the African Standby Force.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 18, 2009

Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

The International Peace Institute recently hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on "Enhancing Counterterrorism Capacities and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa," with speaker Ambassador Hiruy Amanuel, Head of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's (IGAD) Capacity-Building Programme Against Terrorism. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 11, 2008

Head of Hybrid Mission, Mr. Rodolphe Adada, Discusses the Challenges of AU-UN Cooperation in Darfur

On December 4, 2008, Joint AU-UN Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the African Union–United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Rodolphe Adada, addressed a select group of diplomats and other members of the United Nations and NGO communities in IPI’s Trygve Lie Center

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 14, 2008

Southern Africa: Threats and Capabilities

The second installment of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Southern Africa: Threats and Capabilities, examines the challenges facing the countries of southern Africa-- 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 30, 2008

Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility

The first of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility, examines subregional capacity to respond to the multiple challenges facing Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Translation in Arabic

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 30, 2008

African Union Chair Jean Ping Discusses Future of AU

On September 19, 2008, H.E. Mr. Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, addressed a group of diplomats and other members of the United Nations and NGO communities in IPI’s Trygve Lie Center.

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2007

NEPAD Five Years Later: Critical Institutional and Civil Society Perspectives

This report examines the relationships among peace, security, and development and the importance of regional and international relationships in facing the challenges of NEPAD's implementation.  

 
 

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